Alumni New Venture Competition 2023

New England Region

Prepare for the 2023 NVC

  • Business Pitch Contests – Are they Worth It?
    • A pitch competition is a contest where entrepreneurs present their business concept to a panel in the hope of winning a cash prize or investment capital. Whether you are an entrepreneur, want to be an entrepreneur, or want to learn about entrepreneurs, hear direct experience from two successful 2022 HBS Alumni New Venture Competition contestants: Surgibox and Tobago Gold. Watch a recording of that event here.
  • Startup Founders Share Their Stories and Successes
    • We were joined by Director of Startup Partners Robyn Bolton, and four entrepreneurs that discussed the challenge and benefits of starting your own company.  Watch a recording of that event here.  The event is complimentary and after registering your link to the recording will be in your confirmation email.

Congratulations to Surgibox

Congratulations to the 2022 NVC New England Regional Winner:

Program Overview

  • HBSAB invites all HBS Alumni working on an early-stage startup to apply to the New England New Venture Competition (NVC).
  • Teams will compete in the regional competition for a chance to represent our region in the HBS global finals.
  • This competition is open to all HBS alumni and both for-profit and not-for-profit companies are eligible.
  • NVC is sponsored by the Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurship and Alumni Clubs & Associations.
  • Winners receive an invitation to the student and alumni New Venture Competition Finale to be held on campus

Application & Key Steps

  • APPLY. To learn how to apply, email Matt Hagen, VP of Entrepreneurship for the HBS Association of Boston.  APPLY TODAY
  • CONNECT. Apply to one of 8 global regions and participate in local programming, mentorship and early-stage feedback opportunities. *Club activities vary by region.
  • COMMIT. The deadline for submission for the 2023 NVC is Monday, January 30 at 12:00PM ET. A Pitch Deck (PDF) will be required to be submitted.
  • REGIONAL COMPETITIONS. Each region will shortlist applicants to pitch their plans at their local competition—an opportunity to gain invaluable feedback, exposure, and experience. The Boston NVC Regional Semifinals will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, with the Regional Finals held on Thursday, March 9th. The regional winners will move forward to the global finals round in April to take place just prior to the NVC Finale.
  • GLOBAL FINALS ROUND & NVC FINALE. The selected global finalists will present to a panel of judges as well as pitch at the virtual finale event in March (exact date TBD), where the Grand Prize, Runner-Up and Crowd Favorite Winners will be selected

Winner Prizes & Benefits

2023 New England Region Winner Prizes

Regional Semi-Finalists: 50% off Shoobx Software Subscription

Regional Finalists: 100% of Shoobx Software Subscription

Top 2: Free ShoobxOnboarding, Hubspot’s in-kind sponsorship package for startups’ program (estimated value $31K)

Special Thanks to Our Corporate Parnters

2023 Global Winner Prizes

  • To Be Announced

Volunteer as a Mentor or Judge

Put your business experience to work and volunteer to be a MENTOR and work as an advisor to one of the teams.

Or volunteer to be a JUDGE at the 2023 regional semi-finals or finals in early Spring.

Past Winners